The Q/ris 3000 Electronic Health Record (EHR) module is a fully meaningful use certified program, seamlessly integrated into the Q/ris workflow product. Beta tests start in March 2012 with full certification to be completed in June 2012. This program will meet all 25 criteria for full certification to enable all eligible physicians (EP’s) to claim applicable Medicare reimbursement
Patients gaining coverage under health law to further strain shortage of primary care doctors | Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments.
Challenge to implementing Obama’s health care law: Delivering its message to Spanish speakers | Set on a gritty corner of Oakland’s International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to Burmese refugees in need of a basic dental exam.
N.C. emergency departments see twice as many mental-health patients as those in other states - North Carolina hospitals have nearly twice as many people seeking help in their emergency departments for a mental-health issue that the national average, according to a federal study.
Missouri House approves budget, no money for Medicaid expansion | The Missouri House approved a nearly $25 billion state spending plan Thursday that calls for slight increases in education funding and modest raises for most state employees in the coming year, but it doesn’t include expansion of the state’s Medicaid rolls.